Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steve Smith's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


2008     Δ Roaches   Δ WhernsideΔ Striding EdgeΔ Beacon Hill
2009Δ BlencathraΔ Axe Edge Moor Δ SkiddawΔ Pant y CreigiauΔ Scafell Pike  Δ Pillar Δ Great GableΔ Haddington Hill
2010 Δ Mickle Fell-X Δ Bushey HeathΔ Scafell Pike   Δ HelvellynΔ Cross Fell  
2011Δ RaiseΔ Kinder ScoutΔ Red PikeΔ High Seat Δ Pillar - Black Crag Δ Cheriton HillΔ Dufton Pike Δ Skiddaw 
2012Δ Druim na h-EarbaΔ Backstone EdgeΔ Mickle Fell Δ Cheviot    Δ Shining TorΔ Meall nan Cleireach 
2013Δ Am BathachΔ High Willhays Δ Catstye Cam  Δ Waun RyddΔ Waun FachΔ Meall nan TarmachanΔ Meall Clachach Δ Pen y Fan
2014 Δ Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel Δ Wattisham AirfieldΔ Sgurr Alasdair   Δ GualannΔ Ben MoreΔ Carnedd LlewelynΔ Glyder Fawr
2015Δ Broad LawΔ SaddleΔ Toys HillΔ Cadair BerwynΔ Poringland HeathΔ Bardon Hill   Δ Cyrniau NodΔ Post GwynΔ Croft Head
2016Δ PlynlimonΔ Pen y BrynfforchogΔ Cadair Idris - PenygadairΔ Y GarnΔ SnowdonΔ PillarΔ FoiaΔ Arenig FawrΔ Torre del AguilóΔ Aran FawddwyΔ Arenig FachΔ Dunkery Beacon
2017Δ Capel FellΔ Windlestraw LawΔ Cabezo de los PájarosΔ Beinn NarnainΔ Inaccessible PinnacleΔ Waun Claerddu  Δ Alto de CortinaΔ Ben LawersΔ Sgurr na SgineΔ Beinn Ime
2018Δ Cruban BeagΔ Maol Chean-deargΔ MerrickΔ CarcheΔ Puig CampanaΔ MortillanoΔ PeñalaraΔ La Alhambra EsteΔ BisaurinΔ Collarada  
2019Δ Serrat NegreΔ Tossa d'AlpΔ Signal de la Ronde Δ PeñarroyaΔ VilluercasΔ AnetoΔ OitzΔ MijasΔ del LastonarΔ Foel CedigΔ Hoove
2020Δ Brown WillyΔ Meall ChuaichΔ Ashbocking Trig  Δ Whitehill-Butterfield GreenΔ TintoΔ Bidean Nam BianΔ Beinn BhanΔ Mynydd Ferddin Δ Illgill Head
2021   Δ CoetyΔ Ben More AssyntΔ Bwlch MawrΔ Black Chew HeadΔ Ben CruachanΔ Liathach Δ Lamachan HillΔ Corserine
2022Δ Ben LediΔ UrbiónΔ TorrecillaΔ Beinn NarnainΔ WansfellΔ PicotaΔ VignemaleΔ Montaña RojaΔ QuinagΔ Ettrick PenΔ Well HillΔ Innerdouny Hill


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

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